AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,917 | Reviews: 1,136 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +17.6%
Pours clear amber with thick (really thick) frothy head that is amazingly long lived. It looked like there was almost a fresh dollup of foam as I finished my slowly sipped glasss - exceptional.
Very fragrant floral aroma with a hint of rose and citrus. Nice. Not overblown. Not trying to outdo the brewery down the road - exceptional.
Perfectly balanced moderately bitter, very floral hops with a solid but not sweet malt base. Tastes and feels lighter than the 7% ABV. I truly think this is the best IPA I have had - exceptional.
Mouthfeel is basically perfect. Smooth, not syruppy, nicely carbonated but not fizzy. Exceptional
Please let me know if you find a more drinkable, better tasting IPA. I don't mean DIPA, but IPA. I think this is exactly what they should be. Nicely hopped, high alcohol content, and well balanced. Exceptional.
Why did I only buy one bottle?!? This beer almost makes me think I should knock a 1/2 point off some of the others I have reviewed. Awesome.
01-11-2010 03:46:59 | More by walshclimb
5/5 rDev +17.6%
Picked up a 22 while out at the brewery the Sunday before Labor Day. Have been itching to open this one, particularly after trying a sample in the tasting room.
Pours a clear dark gold with very nice two finger white head. Smells of mostly piney hops with a sweet malt backbone. Tastes of a supercharge full of hops. Again with the pine, but with some peppery spice, a little citrus as well. Has a delicate floral taste that resonates theoughout. Tastes bitter but not over the top. A great even-keeled, refreshing IPA. This matches my favorite of all time. Sets the standard for an IPA. Go get some!
09-25-2011 22:18:32 | More by jwhancher
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,917 ratings.